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Scarab
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05612
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1700 / -1500
  • Period15th dynasty (Egypt > Second Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialStone
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,9 cm, Width: 1,5 cm, Depth: 0,8 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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Description

The base of this scarab shows a dung beetle below the gold hieroglyph “nbw”, encircled by a rope motif. The back is decorated with a branch, characteristic for the Canaanite production of ca. 1700-1500.